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The fest is now closed. Thank you, participants!

The purpose of the Harry Potter Random Facts Fest is to encourage people to write 20 Random Facts Meme entries so that others may use those random facts as prompts for their own fan works. The fest has two phases and runs from today through December; the master list will be posted on 1 January. The fest is hosted on LiveJournal but open to anyone who journals at an LJ-based service. There is no limit to how many entries participants may submit in either phase of the fest, more than one writer may write about the same character, and sign-ups aren't required for participation.

Rounds One, Two, Three, and Four were tremendous fun! Participants explored characterization in canonical and fanonical contexts, discussed each other's views about the Potterverse, and discovered new writers, artists, and friends.

How to Participate in Phase One (September-October): Write meme entries!

  1. Write a 20 Random Facts meme entry about the Potterverse character, pairing, threesome, moresome, or not-so-inanimate object of your choice.

  2. Publicly post this meme entry to your journal with a standard header and under an lj-cut tag.

    • Rate your meme entry G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17.

    • Link to the HP Random Facts Fest in your header.

  3. Reply to this post with the title of and link to your meme entry.


How to Participate in Phase Two (November-December): Produce fan works inspired by the meme entries!

  1. Read and review the meme entries as I list them in this post.

  2. If you take inspiration for fic (of 500 words or more) or art (of any form) from the random facts, create your fan work.

  3. Publicly post this fan work to your journal with a standard header and under an lj-cut tag.

    • Rate your fan work G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17.

    • Link to the HP Random Facts Fest in your header.

    • In your header, also include the user name of the meme entry author from whom you took inspiration, link to his or her meme entry, and say which random fact(s) inspired your fan work.

  4. Reply to this post with the title of and link to your fan work.


How to Promote Your Meme-Related Fan Works: The Harry Potter Random Facts Community

I've opened [info]hp_random_facts, [info]hp_random_facts, and [info]hp_random_facts at Dreamwidth, InsaneJournal, and LiveJournal to showcase 20 Random Facts Meme entries and the works that they inspire. You don't have to post your entries to the comm at any of its sites in order to participate in the Harry Potter Random Facts Fest, but you're welcome to post to any of them if you'd like to promote your meme-related fan works somewhere other than at your personal or writing journals. :)

Any questions about the community may be emailed to hp.random.facts [at] gmail [dot] com.

How to Promote the Fest and Why I Host It

The Harry Potter Random Facts Fest

To promote the Harry Potter Random Facts Fest, cut and paste the code below into your journal.


I enjoy hosting the Harry Potter Random Facts Fest because it's my way of meeting new fandom people and encouraging people new to fandom to participate in it. Wherever you lurk or play in the HP fandom, however you envision the characters of interest to you, whichever genres you prefer to explore, whatever media you use to produce your fan works, you are welcome to participate in the fest. My goal is to see as many takes on as many characters by as many fen as possible—and for everyone who becomes involved in the fest to have a great time!

Please don't hesitate to email any questions about the Harry Potter Random Facts Fest to hp.random.facts [at] gmail [dot] com.

Current Submissions (26!)

Black, Regulus: By nopejr, here.

Black, Sirius: By nopejr, here.

Davies, Audrey: By darkhairedgirl, here.

Dursley, Dudley: By nopejr: here.

Dursley, Petunia: By jackiejlh, here.

Evans, Lily and Severus Snape: By [info]pocochina, here.

Finnigan, Seamus: By l3petitemort, here.

Granger, Mr.: By [info]miramira, here.

Greengrass, Asteria/Astoria: By darkhairedgirl, here.

Hooch, Rolanda (and . . . Minerva McGonagall): By jackiejlh, here.

Longbottom, Neville: By soberloki, here.

Lovegood, Luna: By inksmudged, here.

Lupin, Teddy: By runningsissors, here.

Malfoy, Draco and Hermione Granger: By little_murmurs, here.

Malfoy, Scorpius: By arynwy, here.

McGonagall, Minerva: By inspired_ideas, here,

and by jackiejlh, here.

Moody, Alastor: By: [info]miramira, here.

Perks, Sally-Anne: By magikcat112, here.

Potter, Harry and Padma: By bk03, here.

Scamander, Lysander: By gala_apples, here.

Trelawney, Sybill: By jackiejlh, here,

and by shiv5468, here.

Weasley, Hugo: By xxx_angelin_xxx, here.

Weasley, Percy: By [info]miramira, here.

Weasley, Rose: By little_murmurs, here.

Comments

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vegablack62
Aug. 31st, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah!!!!
iulia_linnea
Aug. 31st, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
*dances*
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author_by_night
Sep. 1st, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Is there a way to find out when the submissions are updated? I'd like to know so I can read and perhaps even rec a few submissions.
iulia_linnea
Sep. 1st, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, just bookmark the Current Submissions link and refresh the page whenever you're curious. I should be updating the list once a week (if not more) until the end of the fest.
jackiejlh
Sep. 2nd, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Hope I'm posting this in the right place...

I've done one!!

20 Random Facts About Petunia Dursley
iulia_linnea
Sep. 3rd, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Listed! :D
inksmudged
Sep. 6th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
20 Random Facts About Luna Lovegood

These are so addictive! And fun!
iulia_linnea
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Hi! Would you please add a header to your entry as described in the fest's meme-entry section of the informational post and let me know when that's done so that I may list your entry? Thanks. :)

ETA: I see your fic's header in the comm, so I'll link to that post instead of directly to the entry itself. If you'd prefer me to link directly to the entry, I can do that if you add a header there.

Edited at 2009-09-12 03:23 am (UTC)
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bk03
Sep. 8th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Thanks!
jackiejlh
Sep. 8th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks!
inspired_ideas
Sep. 11th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
MEME ENTRY: 20 Random Facts About Minerva McGonagall
Title: Sixteen Things Her Students Don't Know About Minerva McGonagall, and Four Things They Should
Link: http://inspired-ideas.livejournal.com/13890.html
iulia_linnea
Sep. 12th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: MEME ENTRY: 20 Random Facts About Minerva McGonagall
Thanks!
jackiejlh
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Sep. 12th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
They are addictive, aren't they? :D
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knic26
Sep. 12th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
YAY! Where have I been? I had so much fun doing one last year. I will try to knock out something soon.
iulia_linnea
Sep. 12th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Excellent!
miramiraficfic
Sep. 13th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Sep. 13th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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runningsissors
Sep. 13th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Sep. 13th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Hi! Would you please add a standard header (links to the fest rules) to your entry that includes a rating and links back to the fest? Let me know when that is done, and I'll be happy to list your entry. :)
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arynwy
Sep. 14th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
20 Random Facts About Scorpius Malfoy
20 Random Facts About Scorpius Malfoy

http://arynwy.livejournal.com/27808.html
iulia_linnea
Sep. 14th, 2009 08:52 am (UTC)
Re: 20 Random Facts About Scorpius Malfoy
Thanks! :D
nopejr
Sep. 23rd, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
20 Random Facts about Sirius Black, Regulus Black, and Dudley Dursley.
iulia_linnea
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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iulia_linnea
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
gala_apples
Sep. 30th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Oct. 6th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D
ext_208842
Oct. 2nd, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
Twenty Random Memories Lily Evans has about Severus Snape (http://pocochina.insanejournal.com/10580.html)
iulia_linnea
Oct. 6th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
jackiejlh
Oct. 6th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Oct. 7th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)

When you have a chance, would you please add a link to the fest's informational post?
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shiv5468
Oct. 8th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
Sybill Trelawney, Evil Mastermind

http://shiv5468.livejournal.com/604569.html

iulia_linnea
Oct. 9th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
miramiraficfic
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Twenty Random Facts about Mr. Granger - a.k.a. one of the randomest characters ever.
iulia_linnea
Oct. 20th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Reading now. :)
darkhairedgirl
Oct. 13th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
I've written two: Twenty Facts About Asteria Greengrass - http://rachelleneveu.livejournal.com/2662.html#cutid1

And Twenty Facts About Audrey Davies (who eventually becomes Audrey Weasley) - http://rachelleneveu.livejournal.com/2908.html#cutid1
iulia_linnea
Oct. 20th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you; I'll have these listed soon.
magikcat112
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Oct. 20th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Nifty! This is the first entry in any of the rounds to be based on someone's fanfic character; I'm looking forward to reading it. :)

ETA: Oh, that's right! She's not an OC but a very minor one—cool beans! *loves minor characters*

Edited at 2009-10-20 02:26 pm (UTC)
soberloki
Oct. 22nd, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Neville needed some love this time!
iulia_linnea
Oct. 25th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Neville needed some love this time!
Yay!
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iulia_linnea
Oct. 25th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
xxx_angelin_xxx
Oct. 25th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Oct. 25th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
l3petitemort
Oct. 30th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Nov. 8th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll have this up soon. :)
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